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I'm back!

Just barely - the winter weather has been following me across the country.

* I had a lovely time making my presentations (six in all). The Tulsa World ran a short story about one of my appearances ("Harry subject") here.



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* Congratulations to the fabulous melissagay, who the People's Choice Art Show Award at Chattacon for the second year in a row!

* It's official! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will debut on July 21, 2007!

* And, for those of you who don't know how you'll last that long without a Potterverse fix, there's now the 2007 Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club.

I hope to catch up with everyone very soon. My best to all of you.


“Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

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ithildyn
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! Missed you :)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I missed you, too. It's no fun being cut off from the 'net and my online friends.
wellinghall
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
magicwondershow
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
oh wow. all that wizard rock, and me broker than broke. GRR. *shakes fist at the economy*

welcome back, love. you've been missed.
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
I just love the fact that all those disparate bands are working together. They're the Dumbledore's Army of music - or something like that.

Thanks for the welcome - I missed you!
melissagay
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome! I'm glad you had a great time. I hope you'll sign my copy the next time we're in the same room!

Thanks so much for your kind congratulations! The art show was really great this year, so it was all the more humbling to win the big trophy. It was for the "Aslan Sings" painting I did for Rising Image Productions, so at least you've seen it in person! :)

We missed you at Chattacon, and I thought of you at the BPAL event, since two of the participants brought some warm, delicious food-scent-y fragrances which made me think of you. (I think I've found my perfect fragrance, btw-- Black Hellebore. It's the dark floral of my dreams!)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a great time. I hope you'll sign my copy the next time we're in the same room!

Thanks! It was like a reunion and a conference all in one. And I'd be honored to sign your copy!

I am SO excited that it was "Aslan Sings" that won the big trophy. It's such an awesome (in every meaning of the word) work. You totally captured the feeling of watching "deep magic" in action.

Oooh, I have to check out Black Hellebore! I have BPAL event envy now. ;)
estellye
Feb. 1st, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome quote.

That's great that you made the paper. It looks like you had a good time! Welcome back!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Awesome quote.

I'm so glad you like it! I reread Gassett's Revolt of the Masses on the planes to/from Oklahoma, and I'd forgotten how completely highlight-able his prose is. Every sentence is quote-worthy. What an amazing mind.

Thanks for the kind words about my trip. It was an amazing time, but now I'm glad to back. :)
hapendfro
Feb. 2nd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Glad you are back safe and sound. It must have been really cool to give your talks at your old high school. I hope it went well for you. Do you still have friends in the area that you got to go and visit?
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! It really was incredibly rewarding. I was amazed at the turnout - there were about 300 people at the talk/book signing that was open to the community - and I was able to see old friends and former teachers and my family, as well.
valancourtbooks
Feb. 2nd, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Great pictures! Looks like you had a good turnout. (By the way, that photo of you in the Tulsa World is stunningly ginormous!)

Saw the new Potter release date today and can't wait!!!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That Tulsa World picture scares me a bit - it looks like I'm getting ready to swallow the camera! Someone took the concept of "close up" rather seriously. But the presentations went well, and about 300 people from the community attended the evening talk/book signing. I also had copies of your flyer available, so hopefully others will visit your website and Amazon, as well. *fingers crossed* Have you noticed any increase in sales since Apex came out? I hope so. When do you guys move? I'm wishing you the best.

agentxpndble
Feb. 2nd, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Someone took the concept of "close up" rather seriously.

Just be glad they didn't go all high-res on you... I have pics of Tennant where you can litterally see his contact lenses and clogged pores!

You look great - Glad it went well. I'm sure you corrupted a few young minds, which was the goal, I'm sure. ;-)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 3rd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
You look great - Glad it went well. I'm sure you corrupted a few young minds, which was the goal, I'm sure. ;-)

Thanks! It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. ;)
thrihyrne
Feb. 8th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh yay, pictures!! You look positively glowing, m'dear! :) Wish I could be hanging out with you and other folks when the last HP comes out, but perhaps I can spearhead my own gathering here. I've also discovered a couple of Tolkien fans, mostly by license plates: one is MITHRIL (don't know who drives it) and another is someone in library administration with a play on Shadowfax. Almost enough to start a group... but I don't know that I have the heart to do so.

It's probably for the best that I've not yet succumbed to any BPAL madness, though I'm sure it's only a matter of time. ;)

Glad you're back home safely from your travels!!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 9th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
*huge hugs* Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a very memorable trip.

I highly recommend surfing BPAL's website, even if you don't plan to succumb. Half the fun is in reading the descriptions and inspirations.
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